Saturday, May 25, 2013
Regardless of what Fudge thinks, I don't think the world is ready for Portuguese Water Beagles. So yesterday the girls went to visit with Dr B. Sydney had an umbilical hernia that needed repair. Actually Dr B wanted to spay her and fix the hernia earlier, but I wanted them to be at least six months old. I wanted them to have the benefit of the hormones that aid growth and muscle development. We compromised on the day they turned six months.
When the Portie girls were spayed at 18 months, I spaced them two weeks apart so that I could keep the one most recently done separate and give her special care. This time I decided to get it over with all at once. Having two pups in cones on special routines is rough. They are in separate crates which seems to be causing them more grief than the incisions. They have never been separated before and we heard all about it at bedtime last night.
Mac had a spay and seems to be feeling better today.
Sydney had her spay plus a hernia repair and is hurting. We also had the doctor look at an injury to her eyebrow, a result of a wrestling match with her sister. He said it seems to be healing well and though she'll have a scar he didn't think it needed any special attention.